Friday, November 13, 2015

Sacrament

(2013)***1/2

Documentarians travel to the cult commune of Eden Parish where journalist Patrick's sister Caroline now resides. Once they gain entrance it seems to be a happy place where all the inhabitants work together and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Under the direction of a man they call Father it seems they have found a way to live peacefully without stress and violence but things aren't always as they seem. None of the residents are allowed to leave.
Fashioned after the infamous Jonestown massacre this film features a soul stirring performance by Gene Jones (funny his real name is Jones) as Father. Any person watching this who is familiar with Jonestown would immediately make the connection. Like the Reverend Jones himself, Father is charismatic and a natural born leader. It is easy to see why those seeking a better way of life would take his bait greedily. The film gives insight as to why so many followed Rev. Jones all the way to the grave.

2 comments:

JPX said...

I agree, this one is really good! It is predictable given the Jonestown history but that does not deter from watching the horror unfold.

Octopunk said...

Yeesh. This stuff is a special brand of scary. If any of you join a cult, I will not be visiting. Just putting that out there.